Drink Up Buttercup - 09/17 - Glasslands Gallery - Brooklyn, NY
Drink Up Buttercup Sign To Yep Roc Records
Release New Single with Debut Album to Follow in 2010
"Lumbering drums, jangling shakers, electronic squiggles, and lots of…ragged shouts accompany the strutting bass line and stomping guitar….it's all just loose and playful enough to avoid coming across as overly nostalgic."- Pitchfork
Drink Up Buttercup have signed with Yep Roc Records and to celebrate are giving away the single ‘Even Think’, a fast-paced fist-pumper, driven by frenzied organ arpeggios and swelling vocal harmonies reminiscent of the sound of Brian Wilson re-imagining The Velvet Underground’s White Light/White Heat – all recorded and mixed in less than 24 hours as a lo-fi gift for their fans sonically unique from their other recorded material. If this is the kind of studio magic that is conjured in less than one day you won’t believe your ears when you get to hear the full length coming in early 2010 recorded by Philly’s veritable go-to guy, Bill Moriarty (Dr. Dog, Man Man) and mixed by Rusty Santos, the man responsible for the sound that graced Panda Bear’s Person Pitch.
The single will be backed by an all new alternate version of the live performance fan favorite “Heavy Hand," and this digital 45 can be downloaded for FREE at Yep Roc’s site (Click HERE for link). And for all the vinyl junkies out there the 7” only version will feature a cover of the Buzzcocks classic “Why Can’t I Touch It." Expect two amazing reworks of the single courtesy of electro-pop meastro Cale Parks and renowned party-starter Andrew WK.
Drink Up Buttercup is truly the story of hard work and dedication. There was no stumbling upon an album deal, they earned it the good old-fashioned way by working their backsides off for it. This year alone they released a 7” (Sosey&Dosey/Farewell Captain) on Kanine Records (Grizzly Bear, Chairlift), recorded an entire full-length album, all while playing 60+ self-booked shows. They’ve shared the stage with the likes of Bishop Allen, The Fiery Furnaces, Tune-Yards, Clues, Marnie Stern and Free Energy and if you were lucky enough to catch them live at SXSW, New York’s After The Jump or the countless other shows, consider yourself a member of a privileged club because it won’t be as exclusive for too much longer.
Always planning the next trip, Drink Up Buttercup will be hitting the road again introducing more people to the onstage fracas of fretboards, drumsticks, elbows, metal lockers, mannequin heads, and trashcan lids thrashing through the air. Yet somehow avoiding serious injury to themselves, and always leaving the audience exhausted but eager for more in fashion that The New York Times declares “mesmerizes and clobbers live.”
“Beatle-esque but in a kitchen sink kind of way."- Brooklyn Vegan
Don’t miss out….
09/17 - Glasslands Gallery - Brooklyn, NY 09/22 - Space 1026 (all ages) - Philadelphia, PA 09/25 - Talking Head Club - Baltimore, MA 09/26 - The Tea Bazaar - Charlottesville, Virginia 09/27 - The Blue Nile - Harrisonburg, Virginia 09/29 - The Bog - Scranton, PA 09/30 - Roustabout! @ 797 Lounge - State College, PA 10/02 - Howlers Cafe - Pittsburgh, PA 10/03 - Ronny’s Bar - Chicago, IL 10/08 - Andrews Upstairs - Atlanta, GA 10/09 - Milestone (18+) - Charlotte, NC 10/10 - The New Brewery - Tampa, FL 10/13 - Local 506 - Chapel Hill, NC 10/18 - Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA 10/21 - Cake Shop - New York, NY (CMJ) 10/23 - Glasslands Gallery - Brooklyn, NY (CMJ)